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If not an Apple iPhone, then what name

Now that Apple's is now in litigation with Cisco over use of the iPhone name, Steve Jobs might have to come up with an alternative. For some reason, Jobs was ok with changing the name of iTV to AppleTV, so he must have an alternate name ready to go if he can't get back on track with Cisco.

January 10, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Cisco sues Apple over the iPhone name

It looks like Steve Jobs jumped the gun in sticking with the iPhone name, which is owned by Cisco. The two companies were in negotiation as Jobs took the stage on Tuesday to introduce his new mobile device, but didn't find a common ground...

January 10, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Could the Mac Tablet be far behind the iPhone?

Lev Grossman's story in Time describes how the iPhone germinated in a project to develop a tablet PC:The iPhone developed the way a lot of cool things do: with a false start. A few years ago Jobs noticed how many development dollars were being spent—particularly in the greater Seattle metropolitan area—on what are called tablet PCs: flat, portable computers that work with a touchscreen instead of a mouse and keyboard.

January 9, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Hands on with the iPhone

David Pogue of the New York Times was given an audience with the Pope of Apple and spent an hour playing with the iPhone, confirming that the multi-function mobile device is way more that smoke and mirrors at this stage. Here are a few excerpts: It feels amazing in your hand.

January 9, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Why software sucks: the podcast

What can you do about bad software? Tune into this podcast to hear David Platt, author of "Why Software Sucks" discuss the problem and some possible solutions.

January 9, 2007 by Phil Windley

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